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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Paper – Privacy and Freedom of Expression In the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Privacy and Freedom of Expression In the Age of Artificial Intelligence – April 2018. Joint Paper by Privacy International and ARTICLE 19 [a global human rights organisation, which works around the world to protect and promote the right to freedom of expression and information (‘freedom of expression’). Established in 1987, with its international office in… Continue Reading

Currency and cryptocurrencies converter

CurrencyConvertOnline: “Welcome to easy accurate and powerful online currency converter. You can convert 2636 currencies and cryptocurrencies with 60 languages support. Among other things, we recommend you to visit the useful sections of the site for analytics: exchange rates table andcurrency converter with support cryptocurrencies. No less important are two sections: list of all currencies… Continue Reading

National Archives publishes online dashboard of its investigations into lost, altered or destroyed public records

Sunlight Foundation: “To engage in a monumental understatement, it’s a big deal for the public’s information to be altered or disposed of without justified intention and public notice of the removal. In spring 2018, for the first time the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA) has begun using the Internet to inform the American public… Continue Reading

Library of Congress Posts U.S. Supreme Court Cases collection

LC Collection – more than 225 years of decisions – “U.S. Reports United States Reports is a series of bound case reporters that are the official reports of decisions for the United States Supreme Court. A citation to a United States Supreme Court decisions includes three elements that are needed to retrieve a case. For… Continue Reading

Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now

Fast Company – In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information: “There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we… Continue Reading

The pie chart: Why data visualization’s greatest villain will never die

Quartz – “The point of charts is to communicate data effectively. Or, at least, that is the point according to data-visualization experts. The truth about why people like and use charts is more complicated than that. For the regular person, it’s more about art than science. There is no better demonstration of this than the… Continue Reading

Intel Committee Publishes Russia Report

Washington, April 27, 2018 – House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes issued the following statement today: “The Intelligence Community has finished its declassification review of the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation final report. Given the substantial public interest at stake, the Committee is publishing the redacted version we’ve received. However, we object to… Continue Reading

Origin of our species: Why humans were once so much more diverse

New Scientist – The idea that all humans evolved from a small population in East Africa turns out to be wrong. Our beginnings were far stranger and more colourful. “…if you were to travel back to the very beginnings of our species and select a random group of humans, they would look unlike anyone living… Continue Reading

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

“The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved black people, people terrorized by lynching, African Americans humiliated by racial segregation and Jim Crow, and people of color burdened with contemporary presumptions of guilt and police violence.  Work on the memorial began in 2010 when EJI staff… Continue Reading

Taxing Wages 2018

“This annual flagship publication provides details of taxes paid on wages in OECD countries. It covers personal income taxes and social security contributions paid by employees, social security contributions and payroll taxes paid by employers, and cash benefits received by in-work families. It illustrates how these taxes and benefits are calculated in each member country… Continue Reading

Government Leads Major Industries In Email Security

NextGov: “The federal government is now using anti-phishing security on its emails at a higher rate than any major industry sector, according to a report released Thursday. The study from the email security firm ValiMail comes roughly six months after the Homeland Security Department mandated the email security tool called DMARC for all federal agencies.… Continue Reading

Key findings on Americans’ views of the U.S. political system and democracy

“The strength and stability of democracy has become a subject of intense debate in the United States and around the world. But how do Americans feel about their own democracy? As part of a year-long effort to study “Facts, Trust and Democracy” Pew Research Center has conducted a major survey of public views of the… Continue Reading